Father's Day 2021: Where To Get The Best Food Freebies And Deals

This year, Father's Day falls on June 20 and it's not too soon to start thinking about where to dine out. While you might still be shopping for the perfect gift to give dad, there are plenty of places offering great deals on food and gift cards that will make the decision a little more simple. However, you might have trouble deciding just where to go. From morning donuts and bagels to pizza or seafood for dinner, families can count on a variety of options this year.

Like on most holidays, tons of restaurants and fast food chains are holding deals and giving away freebies to dads celebrating this weekend. Whether you and your family are looking for an easy lunch on the go or a place to eat out for dinner, these participating chains are worth considering a stop to. You might want to consider calling ahead to make sure there's a table available, though.

Restaurants to visit

According to a press release received by Mashed, Red Lobster is among the chains promoting a gift card deal this Sunday for Father's Day. The limited-time deal includes an additional $10 off coupon for in-restaurant, to-go, or delivery orders of at least $30 through August. However, you'll need to buy a $50 gift card for Red Lobster first.

McAlister's Deli will have a similar deal. For every $25 you spend, you'll receive a $5 off reward code that can be used through August. However, to take advantage of the reward codes, you'll need to download the rewards app.

California Pizza Kitchen is offering a free pizza, pasta or salad for your next visit when you buy one of those items on Father's Day. The only catch, according to Today, is that the freebie is only available for a next visit during the week following Father's Day, June 21 to 27.

Families who visit El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant on June 20 can get a free cheese dip or bean dip with the purchase of an entree. However, the deal is only available for in-restaurant purchases.

Fogo de Chão will give dads who eat in on Father's Day a "bounce back card," according to Today. This card will give them $25 off two full Churrasco Experiences when they visit the restaurant again.

Fast food chains with deals

Einstein Bros. Bagels are offering a great discount on breakfast for the weekend, according to a press release received by Mashed. Between June 17 and 20, loyalty members can get $2 off any breakfast sandwich or 20% off digital gift cards. Choose from the Texas Brisket Egg Sandwich, the Farmhouse Sandwich, Chorizo Avocado Sunrise or the All-Nighter Sandwich for a great start to the day.

For those who prefer a sweet start to the day, Dunkin' will celebrate Father's Day on both Saturday and Sunday this week. You can get a free half dozen donuts when you place an order of $15 or more on Grubhub, according to Today.

Cool off with a buy-one get-one Refresher drink at Tim Hortons this Father's Day too.

Firehouse Subs is also offering a freebie for Father's Day. On Sunday, June 20, dads (among other customers) can get a free medium sub when they purchase a medium or large sub meal with chips and a drink. Just use this coupon link to take advantage of the offer.

Long John Silver's has also announced a new dessert to ring in Father's Day with. It's a Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake which includes a fudge-filled Bundt cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate chips. You can get it for free for a limited time when you buy any 10-piece family meal or a larger meal, according to a press release received by Mashed. Happy Father's Day!